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Early 20th C Beaded African Ceremony Chair


Early 20th century red & white hand beaded African ceremony chair.


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Early 20th century red & white hand beaded African ceremony chair.

One of the most fun and decorative items we have ever had in our store, is this beautiful beaded chair. And don’t be shy to sit on it, because it is actually quite comfortable.

These types of chairs were traditionally created for the Yoruba tribe kings and queens and are embellished with thousands of glass beads applied to fabric covers, which are then stitched or glued onto the chair frame – resulting in an exotic chair covered in elaborate beading. It takes approximately 12 to 14 weeks to add these tiny beads to a single chair.

Wear consistent with age and use. Normal wear from use, some minor areas where beads are missing (see detail images) but since they are so small, it appears natural and normal. Solid and comfortable. A furniture piece that is truly an art piece as well.


Height: 130 cm
Width: 56 cm                    Depth:  50 cm                          

Materials: Glass beads and cotton fabric

Provenance: West-Africa

Period: Early 20th century

Condition: Wear consistent with age and use.

Condition & Photography

Please keep in mind that we only sell vintage and antique pieces and none of our pieces should be considered new or in perfect condition. All of our vintage products show the rich beauty and history of their life with the knocks and bumps of many years of use. We restore our pieces so they will be clean and in a good working condition. However we try to minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible.

The physical object can differ slightly in colour from the object as presented online. We have made every effort to display colours accurately, but cannot guarantee that the pictures accurately reflect the colour of those goods in real life.


Transport & Delivery

Please note that the price on our website does NOT include delivery. Delivery/collection must be purchased and organised separate to product purchase. You can contact us if you want to receive a quote for the delivery of one of our items to your address.

We will of course organise the transport for you and help you with all your questions. We ship world-wide and have lots of experience with the transport of fragile items. All of our products are professionally packed, shipped and send via one of our partners. We will make sure we will always find the best custom solution for your transport.


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